Sheilah [Wilson] ReStack

1975 Caribou River, Nova Scotia



  • MFA Studio Arts Practice Goldsmiths College, London, United Kingdom.


  • BFA NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


  • BA Honors English and French, Mount Allison University, New Brunswick.



  • the land yields itself to the body and the body yields itself to the land, Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, NY (upcoming) *


  • After and Because of; 50 years after Stonewall, Herron School of Art and Design, IN. Curated by Gustavo Ayala.

  • Hands On: A Collective Haptic Perspective, Pancake House, MN. Curated by Sophie Durbin.


  • House Becomes You, with Dani ReStack, GAA Gallery, Wellfleet, MA**

  • Labors: An Exhibition Exploring the Complexities of Motherhood, curated by Kate Shannon, OSU Pearl Conrad Gallery


  • Stack for Carrington's Hyena, Iceberg Projects, Chicago, IL (with Dani [Leventhal] ReStack) **

  • A Hand in Two Ways (Fisted), Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH (with Dani [Leventhal] ReStack)

  • Citings/Sightings, Lennon Weinberg, New York, NY


  • East is the New West, curated by Sophia Bartholomew, Vancouver Art/Book fair.

  • Pole Saw curated by Fritz Horstman, Pyramiden, Russia

  • Satellite Squared, Migrational Methods & a Romantic Gonzo Gesture curated by Zahar Vaks, Satellite Contemporary, Las Vegas.


  • Always Already Here, curated by Joshua Bienko, Ortega y Gasset Booth at Baltimore Art Fair.

  • Doing Our Own Thing: Back-to-the-land in Eastern Canada during the 1970s curated by Pan Wendt and Amish Morell, Confederation Centre, PEI.

  • Tightened, as If By Pliers, curated by Joshua Bienko and Leeza Meksin, Knockdown Center, Queens, NY.

  • Earthwerks and other Celestial Familiars, Sidecar Gallery, Indiana. OYG member show.


  • Pictou Island Portage, curated by Eryn Foster, Nova Scotia.

  • The Fixed Shadow, Jurors Carol Panaro-Smith and James Hajicek, Wright State University, Ohio.

  • DESPAIR / DESPAIR NOT, Installation Nuit Blanche, Toronto, Ontario.

  • RELAY RELAY, ORTEGA Y GASSET PROJECTS, collective group show, Bushwick, New York.

  • BUILD YOUR ALTAR (solo show), Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. **


  • The Almost Metal Collective, curated by David Jones, A + D Gallery Columbia College, Chicago.

  • Society Photographic Educators, Carnegie Visual and Performing Arts Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Curated by Catherine Evans.

  • The Invisible Inside the Visible, Ross Creek Center for the Arts, Nova Scotia. **

  • If Becoming This, Antioch University, Ohio. **


  • A line drawn continuously and without looking while you tell your out of body experience, Anna Leonowens Gallery, NSCAD Artist in Residence/ Visiting Artist, Halifax, Nova Scotia. **

  • W(here), curated by Mary MacDonald, Pictou County, Nova Scotia. **

  • Brevity of all things pure, Featherston Seen, window installation, Featherston, New Zealand. **

  • Ephemeral Traces, Enjoy Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. Curated by Claudia Arozqueta.

  • Melting Snow by Hand and other Minor Miracles, Queen Elizabeth II Park, Masterton, New Zealand. **


  • Memory Translation Machine, Roy G Biv Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. **

  • Courage, storefront installation, River John, Nova Scotia. **


  • Time Sensitive, Ohio State University Urban Arts Space, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Ola Stoehl.

  • you are my favorite photograph, (solo show) Denison Museum, Granville, Ohio. **

  • Image Ohio, Fort Hayes Shot Tower Gallery, Columbus, Ohio.


  • Ohio Art League Juried Show, Fort Hayes Shot Tower, Columbus, Ohio. Juried by Liza Dent, curator at Columbus Museum of Art.

  • 20th Anniversary, Roy G. Biv Gallery, Columbus Ohio. Juried by Christopher Lynn, director of SPACES.

  • this is only one of the possible redemptions, Through the Flower, Belen, New Mexico. **

  • Terminal Video Festival, Austin Peay State University, Tennessee.

  • Small Scale Big Ambition, with Andy Weber and Emily Hall, Rutgers University, New Jersey.


  • Add-Art and the Future of Online Advertising, curated by Paddy Johnson for Eyebeam Gallery.

  • Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexico.

  • Short Suite, City Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand. **

  • Forevermagic, solo show, Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. **

  • Come Out and Play, Supermasochist group video screening, Apexart, New York.

  • ERI 3, group bookwork show, Eyelevel Gallery, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

  • New Feminist Works, group show and first place award, Belen, New Mexico.


  • outside it is a dark spread even, Salon Mar Graff, Tesuque, New Mexico. **

  • Loosely Joined, Creative Capital participants show, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Diane Karp.

  • Noche Delcious III, curator and organizer of the Madrid Ballpark outdoor film and video festival.

  • CCA/disCoarse Art Santa Fe 26 hour performance, art Santa Fe location, curated by Cyndi Conn and Zane Fischer.

  • Some place I have never travelled, Cruz Gallery, New Mexico, curated by Cyndi Conn. **

  • Flight of Fancy, Museum of Fine Arts, New Mexico, curated by Laura Addisson. (podcast)

  • Eye to I, 516 Arts, Albuquerque, New Mexico, curated by Suzanne Sbarge.

  • Site Santa Fe commission for work at New Years Eve party.


  • Ouch my Eye! at the Artspace, Philadelphia, curated by Michael Lorefice.

  • Drift, Bronx River Art Center, New York, curated by Eileen Torpey.

  • Noche Delicious II, curator and organizer for local, outdoor film festival in the Madrid Ballpark, New Mexico.

  • Sappy Film Festival, Sackville, New Brunswick, curated by Goody B. Wiseman.

  • Southwest Biennial, Albuquerque Museum of Fine Art, New Mexio. Curated by Nels Agather.

  • Golden Egg book launch, Philspace, Santa Fe, New Mexico.

  • The Screen Short Film Festival, curated screening of short films, Santa Fe, NM.

  • Confessions, Orange County Center for Contemporary Art, juried by Pamela Grau Tewa.

** = solo or two person show


Screenings/ Performances


  • Projections, New York Film Festival, NY (Come Coyote) (upcoming)

  • Berwick International Film Festival, Berwick, UK (Come Coyote)

  • Intimate Topographies, Cinemacamp, curated by Almudena Escobar Lopez (SOTD)

  • FLEXFest Florida Experimental Video Festival, Florida (SOTD)


  • University Illinois Chicago (Shameless Light and SOTD) followed by Q&A

  • Visual Studies Workshop, Rochester, New York (Shameless Light and SOTD) followed by Q&A

  • Mothlight Cinema: Image Bearings: New Video Work by Women in the Midwest curated by Sally Lawton, Detroit MI (SOTD)

  • Maryland Film Festival, Baltimore, Maryland (SOTD)

  • Anthology Film Archives, New York (SOTD)

  • Iowa City International Film Festival, Iowa (SOTD)

  • ReStack's Proposal at Leslie Lohman LGBTQ Museum Project Space, New York (Shameless Light and SOTD)

  • Images Festival, Toronto, Canada (A Hand in Two Ways; Fisted) followed by Q&A with Richard Wong

  • Bucharest International Experimental Film and Video Festival, Romania (SOTD)

  • Jeonju International Film Festival in Seoul, South Korea (SOTD)

  • Onion City Experimental Film and Video Festival, Chicago (SOTD) Won Best of Festival


  • Wexner Visiting Filmmaker (Shameless Light Performance, screening Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD) and Q&A with Chris Stults)

  • Toronto International Film Festival; Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD), Wavelengths, curated by Andrea Picard.

  • Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD)

  • Athens International Film Festival Juror Screening SOTD and Shameless Light Performance

  • Whitney Biennial, premiere of Strangely Ordinary This Devotion (SOTD)


  • Shameless Light performance, Dani Leventhal and Sheilah Wilson, Lyric Theatre, Carizozzo NM.



  • Repeat Pressure Until, Angela Meleca Gallery, Columbus, Ohio. (curator)

  • Mother Mother, volume II, edited publication of mother artists and writers.


  • Repeat Pressure Until, Ortega y Gasset Projects, New York. (curator)

  • Mother Mother, volume I, edited publication of mother artists and writers.


  • Body As Omen, curated performance series with Maria Hupfield, Ryder Cooley, Blanko + Noiry, Baker Overstreet, Michael Dudeck, Rachel Mason, Geo Wyeth and The Institute for New Feeling. Ortega y Gasset projects, New York.*



  • Visual Studies Workshop Project Space Resident (with Dani Restack) (upcoming)

  • Eastern Edge Residency, Newfoundland (upcoming)


  • MacDowell Colony Fellowship, New Hampshire


  • The Map is Not the Territory, thematic residency Cowhouse Studios, Ireland

  • The Annex Arts Center and Residency, Castine, ME



  • Confederation Centre Artist Research Residency, Prince Edward Island.

  • Struts & Faucet Gallery Artist in Residence, New Brunswick.


  • Full Tilt Residency, Newfoundland.

  • Artist in Residence, NSCAD University, Halifax, Nova Scotia.


  • Something in the Water: thematic residency with Adam Chodzko. Banff Center for the Arts, Alberta.


  • New Pacific Studios, Masterton, New Zealand.



  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence Award for Collaborative Practice (with Dani ReStack)


  • Denison University Research Funding House Becomes You.

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Research and Development for Future from Inside.

  • Onion City Best of Festival Award by Amina Ross, Carl Bogner and Hannah Piper-Burns


  • Howard Foundation Photography Fellowship, Brown University


  • Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.


  • Honorable Mention Excellence in Photographic Teaching, Center for Photography Santa Fe.

  • Ohio Arts Council Individual Excellence in Photography Grant


  • Denison University Research Funding for Sweetly the Pilgrim Slowly the Way.


  • Denison University Research Funding for BUILD YOUR ALTAR, solo show.


  • Spectrum Series funding for THIS COULD BE AN ACT OF COURAGE, performance at Denison University.

  • Canada Council for the Arts: Project Grant.


  • Scholarship for Something in the Water, thematic residency at Banff Center for the Arts.


  • Renee Steidel Award, selected by Christopher Bedford from the Wexner Center at Ohio Art League Juried show.


  • Denison University Research Foundation grant for 'Songs Worth Singing'.


  • Canada Council Travel Grant for 'this is only one of the possible redemptions'.

  • First prize in New Feminist works competition, sponsored by the Through the Flower Foundation.


  • Creative Capital Development professional grant recipient.

Artist Talks/Publications










  • Artist talk, NSCAD University, Nova Scotia.

  • Equal Parts Real and Imagined, Artist talk, W(here) festival, Nova Scotia.

  • Artist talk and Cloud Exchange project, Ranfurly Rooms, Masterton, New Zealand.

  • "A cloud in the shape of a cross: engaging a public" Artist talk: Aratoi Museum of History and Culture, Masterton, New Zealand.


  • "Re-telling the History of Nova Scotia", Denison University Lunch hour talk.


  • Featured artist in Flash-Flood issue two, an online publication of photography.

  • "Humor as Strategy", paper presented for University Art Association of Canada at 2009 conference in Edmonton, Alberta. Session, entitled "Ha, Ha! Made You Look: The Role of Humor in Art Activism", chaired by Christopher Moore.

  • "Shows Salute venue's rich legacy", Christopher Yates for The Columbus Dispatch, Sunday October 11, 2009.

  • Interview with Susan Loubet on KUNM, Womens Focus, Saturday June 27, 2009.

  • Review in Duke City Fix blog, June 2009.

  • Visiting Artist, Notre Dame University, Notre Dame, Indiana.

  • "Intersections: The photograph in popular culture", presentation for Film Studies Department, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.

  • "Performing Rebellion: The Body and Feminist Art", paper presented for Diverse Students Leadership Conference, Saint Mary's College, Notre Dame, Indiana.



  • Nova Scotia from Memory, author.

  • "Night at the Movies", preview by Robert Nott for Noche Delicious III Film festival in the Pasatiempo: New Mexican, July 23, 2007.

  • "Frontiers of Fancy", article by Elizabeth Cook Romero, Pasatiempo: New Mexican, May 17, 2007.

  • Artist talk at 516 Arts in conjunction with exhibit Eye to I.


  • "Egg on Your Face" review by Zane Fischer in the Santa Fe Reporter.

  • "Southwest Biennial" review by Jon Carver in THE Magazine

  • The Golden Egg, editor.

  • "Exhibits: 'Confessions'", review by Daniella Walsh, The Register, California, April 16, 1994.

  • Dialog 360, Lecture at Center for Contemporary Arts, Santa Fe.